Jamaica teen detained at Suriname airport on suspicion of intending to join Islamic State

April 12, 2015 10:57 PM

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – A Jamaican teenager has been detained in the South American country of Suriname on suspicion of being a would-be militant hoping to join Islamic extremists.

In a statement, Suriname's police force said the 16-year-old was denied entry after arriving at the country's main airport on a Saturday flight. The teen, whose identity was not disclosed, was apparently trying to fly to the Netherlands and then to Turkey.

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